Through May 2013, any products reviewed were obtained by me personally through methods and channels generally available to anyone with the time and interest to pursue them.
Some of these are not easily reproducible channels, such as finding open box deals on hardware or picking up a $500 software package for $3.99 at Goodwill. But they were to my knowledge not uniquely tied to my connections or relationships with vendors.
Beginning in June 2013, I have worked with some vendors to procure test hardware. If I receive hardware free or for a substantially non-public discount, I will disclose that on the applicable post(s).
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